New CCTV footage has been released of missing student nurse Owami Davies, as officers continue to appeal for the public’s help in finding her.
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command have found new images of Ms Davies wearing a red Adidas top on Thursday 7 July at around 12.30 in the afternoon.
“Everyone I have spoken to is hoping that Owami is found safe and well and this nightmare for her family is brought to an end”
She is walking north on London Road, Croydon, away from West Croydon, and is also wearing a dark jacket, light grey joggers, slider type shoes and carrying a white handbag over her shoulder.
This is currently the last known recorded image of her.
Ms Davies, who is 24 years old and studying at King’s College London, has been missing for more than a month. She left her family home in Grays, Essex, on Monday 4 July, three days before the last confirmed sighting.
Five people have been arrested in connection with her disappearance – two on suspected murder and three on suspected kidnap.
All have since been released on bail while detectives follow up on further enquiries.
Detective chief inspector Nigel Penney, who is leading the investigation, said: “This latest CCTV shows Owami wearing a distinctive red top and heading towards the Norbury area.
“I would ask members of the public who were in this area, or nearby roads, to think back and call us if they remember seeing Owami and please do not underestimate how important your call could be.”
He added: “CCTV enquiries are very detailed to ensure nothing is missed. Every time a person reaches a junction it can mean that several new roads have to be examined to see which way Owami went.
“If a member of the public can give us a positive sighting in a particular road, even if they just saw her walking, that could save hours of delay and could be a huge help in finding what has happened to Owami.”
He thanked those who had already supported the inquiry so far and added: “Everyone I have spoken to is hoping that Owami is found safe and well and this nightmare for her family is brought to an end.”
South area commander chief superintendent Dave Stringer said: “I can assure our community that all we can do to find Owami is being done.
“We are working closely with our colleagues in specialist crime, who are used to dealing with large, complex investigations and we are providing them all the assistance we can in this extensive inquiry.
“Everyone, I am sure, is hoping that Owami is safe and well and this nightmare for her friends and family will finally end.”
He recognised the “real anxiety that is currently felt in our community” and said additional officers were patrolling for reassurance.
Anyone with information should call 020 8721 4622 to speak with detectives.